Ingrown Hair Issues
Ingrown Hair Issues
Danielle Malka (Shaving Expert ) gives expert video advice on: What is an ingrown hair?; Why do people get ingrown hairs?; What do I do if I cut myself shaving? and more...
What is an ingrown hair?
In most cases, I would say, in 99 percent of the cases of ingrown hair, it is unnecessary, and it definitely comes from poor shaving habits. There's only very few cases where an ingrown is unavoidable in shaving - when the hair is too curly to even come out of the skin, and then it gets stuck.
Why do people get ingrown hairs?
They get ingrown hair, because they shave against the hair in areas where the skin is very delicate and the hair is coarse. by the way, those two things don't go together. And on top of that, you are shaving against the hair, and it's pushing the hair underneath the skin, and the hair cannot come out.
Does shaving hurt?
Shaving should not hurt. Does it hurt? Yes. Can it hurt? Yes. But when it hurts, it's because you're doing something wrong. If you're shaving the right way, following the principles of having protection over your skin, of shaving with the grain or sideways to the hair and not against it, it shouldn't hurt.
Can shaving irritate sensitive skin?
When it comes to shaving, a lot of people will tell you they have sensitive skin, and what they're basically telling you is, they don't know how to shave. What they're really doing is that they are being very hard on the skin. So that's what's making the skin sensitive, and in fact what they're saying is, the skin is irritated, they're hacking it, they're probably over exfoliating it from bad shaving techniques or very poor quality product.
Can I shave if I'm sunburned?
You can, but it's not advised. This is because when you are sunburned, your skin has been aggressed by the sun and it's in pain. The only thing that you would want to do when you have a sunburn is to, first, take care of the sunburn before you take care of shaving. In that respect, I would recommend that you use certain products that will cool off your skin and calm the irritation of the sunburn, before thinking about shaving.